Flower


COMPULSIVE EXERCISING HOW MUCH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS TOO MUCH?

by The Welthi Bureau | 12th Dec, 2018

compulsive exercising how much physical activity is too much
 Image used for representational purpose only

Exercise is good, but how much is bad? Basically, if you are exercising compulsively, then you need to take a step back and look at the real reason why you are exercising so much.

 

You need to reassess your exercise routine if it has taken over your life and you feel guilty and stressed if you miss a workout. You also need to take stock of the situation if you feel like you simply must exercise even when you are unwell, tired, or have pulled a muscle.

 

Over-exercising, or experiencing a nagging need to exercise, could indicate that you might have an exercise compulsion which can be linked to psychological problems which include eating disorders or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 

Some people who suffer from image issues feel that they need to constantly exercise as they live in dread of weight gain.

 

Healthy exercise is when physical activity like walking, cycling, going to the gym, etc., is part of your weekly routine; your workouts enable you to relieve stress, and when you are not overly anxious or annoyed if your exercise routine is disturbed by an injury or illness.

 

Unhealthy or Compulsive exercise, on the other hand, is when you prioritize workouts over everything else, including sleep, family, etc., when your workouts are driven by stress (so that you feel anxious and guilty if you think you may miss a workout), and you feel the need to exercise even when you are unwell.

 

Be vigilant, and seek professional help if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms linked to over exercise:

 

Decreased performance when you workout, drop in energy indicating physical exhaustion, poor mental health leading to anxiety and depression, sleeplessness, aches and pains, and high resting heart rate. If you are suffering any of these side effects of too much exercise, it’s best to seek professional help.


 Disclaimer: Welthi.com does not guarantee any specific results as a result of the procedures mentioned here, and the results may vary from person to person. Read more
A precarious patient with deep cut in the neck from kite manja, was saved by Doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderguda

A precarious patient with deep cut in the neck ...

A precarious patient with deep cut in the neck fro...
Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital introduces Interest free Health EMI facility for all medical needs

Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital introduces ...

Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital introduces Intere...
Women Should Go For Regular Screenings To Lower The Risk Of Cervical Cancer

Women Should Go For Regular Screenings To Lower ...

Women Should Go For Regular Screenings To Lower Th...
Motherhood Hospitals bags CII Award for Customer Obsession 2021

Motherhood Hospitals bags CII Award for Customer ...

Motherhood Hospitals bags CII Award for Customer O...
CARDIAC CARE IN WINTER, HOW TO AVOID SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS

CARDIAC CARE IN WINTER, HOW TO AVOID SERIOUS ...

CARDIAC CARE IN WINTER, HOW TO AVOID SERIOUS HEALT...
The first state of the art Ophthalmic Research Biorepository in India Inaugurated at L V Prasad Eye Institute

The first state of the art Ophthalmic Research ...

The first state of the art Ophthalmic Research Bio...
Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducts free general health check-up for cops

Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducts free ...

Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducts free genera...
SuVitas Launches Bangalore’s First Dedicated Transition Care Facility

SuVitas Launches Bangalore’s First Dedicated ...

Catering to a need for post critical care that has...
Itermittent Fasting: The How s and Why's

Itermittent Fasting: The How s and Why's

Intermittent Fasting is the latest global fitness ...
Eyes show you the world

Eyes show you the world

With increasing rate of air pollution, the ways it...
Healthcare receives major limelight in General Budget 2018-19

Healthcare receives major limelight in General ...

Healthcare has been a core segment in every develo...